6th Sunday of Easter / Aldersgate Sunday

Readings and hymns for John and Charles Wesley marking Aldersgate Sunday are given on Wesley Day (24 May). Also see Aldersgate – what changed for the Wesleys?

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading

Acts 16: 9-15

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open (StF 749)
Come, Lord, to our souls come down (StF 493)
I know that my Redeemer lives (StF 502)
Pay heed to the people you meet on the journey (website only)
The love of God comes close (StF 654)

Psalm 67

Hymns echoing the psalmist’s theme

It is God who holds the nations in the hollow of his hand (StF 705)
Praise and thanksgiving, Father, we offer (StF 125)
 We come today to celebrate (website only)

Revelation 21: 10, 22-25

Adonai, eternal, almighty, King of glory (website only)     
Come to us, creative Spirit (StF 726)
Down the mountain the river flows (StF 377)
The Spirit lives to set us free (StF 397)
There is a new heaven; there is a new earth (StF 738)

John 14: 23-29

At your table, Lord, we gather (website only)
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (StF 297)
Holy Spirit, come, confirm us (StF 382)
In this house all people will be welcome (website only)
Like the murmur of the dove’s song (StF 389)
My eyes be open to your presence (StF 560)
Put peace into each other’s hands (StF 712)
Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me (StF 395)
You are the centre, you are my life (StF 567)
*You give rest to the weary (StF 657)

or

John 5: 1-9

All my days I will sing the song of gladness (StF 343)
Bread of Life, Truth Eternal (StF 578)
God grant us words to speak (StF 647)
God to enfold you, Christ to uphold you (StF 648)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (StF 364)
The love of God comes close (StF 654)
Sacred the body God has created (StF 618)
We pray for healing and for health (website only)
*You give rest to the weary (StF 657)